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Staff Favorites - Philip Bohorfoush

Philip Bohorfoush
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Philip's background includes Wine Buyer, Sommelier, and Five Diamond Hotel management. He specializes in collection building and collection management focusing primarily on Bordeaux, Burgundy, the Rhone Valley, and Champagne. Philip earned the Level 3 Award with honors from the Wine and Spirits Education Trust and continues his education with WSET diploma level coursework. He's an avid sailor and previous SF Bay area weekend racer. In addition to enjoying working out and everything to do with the ocean, he loves to cook with family and friends which started as a sushi chef in college.


Reviews

2015 Dominus Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend
Review Date: 05-30-2018
Dominus continues to set the benchmark as one of CA’s finest Bordeaux blends. The first thing I noticed about the 2015 Dominus was the finesse, balance, and drive. The fruit, body, texture, tannins, and acids are all in complete harmony. There is incredible tension that keeps the wine fresh and penetrating. Deep, brooding, and complex nose with black and red fruits, wild herbs, light earth, and dark spices. Only hinting at the potential here, there is so much material here yet to develop. Outstanding.

2014 Larkmead "Dr. Olmo" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Review Date: 05-12-2018
One of the two ‘black label’ bottlings along with the ‘Solari’. Both are stunning soil driven examples of 100% Caberent Sauvignon showcasing CA terroir. The ‘Dr Olmo’ is grown on gravel and shows more brooding character, scorched earth, and minerality. The ‘Solari’ is grown on Cortina gravel and clay parcels resulting in a profile that is more plush, round, and seamless. The 2014 ‘Dr. Olmo’ is impressive with notes of charcoal, deep black and blue fruits, mineral, and tobacco leaf. A superior bottling showcasing CA terroir.

2014 Dunn Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon
Review Date: 05-12-2018
The 2014 Dunn Howell shows excellent purity and intensity. The 2014 showcases the wild Howell mountain Cabernet character with black and blue fruit, wild herbs, lavender, and graphite. The tannins are rounder and more textural than the traditional ‘vin de garde’ style of Dunn. Mike Dunn’s hard work in the vineyards, production, and cellar is impressive and Dunn remains one of my favorite CA Cabernets over the decades. Bravo!

2014 Dunn Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Review Date: 05-12-2018
This is absolutely delicious and very well done. I love the dark cassis, wild berries, crushed thyme, violets, and cedar. Full, pure, and deep with outstanding texture and mouthfeel. This is immensely enjoyable now or can be cellared.
Price: $99.99 Add To Cart
RP 93 VN 90

2015 Dominus "Napanook" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend
Review Date: 05-12-2018
Dark hue hints at the concentration. Impressive nose of blackberry, cassis, light earth, anise, and cocoa powder. Medium bodied and moderate plus tannins are all in balance with an excellent core of Cabernet fruit. There is superb depth and structure to lay this down but the wine is so deftly balanced that you can decant and enjoy now. Grab this now before it sells out. You don’t want to miss the 2015.

2015 Clinet, Pomerol (1.5L)
Review Date: 06-03-2016
**One of the wines of the vintage** Penetrating color. Dense and rich with a pure core of black and blue fruit, damson plum preserve, perfume, and light earth. This is so sumptuous on the palate, silky, and long without being cloying or overdone. This is special.

2015 Clinet, Pomerol
Review Date: 06-03-2016
**One of the wines of the vintage** Penetrating color. Dense and rich with a pure core of black and blue fruit, damson plum preserve, perfume, and light earth. This is so sumptuous on the palate, silky, and long without being cloying or overdone. This is special.

2015 Rauzan-Ségla, Margaux
Review Date: 06-01-2016
**Don’t Miss** Displays all the beautiful fruit, finesse, perfume, and fine grained tannins of the best 2015 Margaux. Rich fruited and lifted with seamless texture and a long finish. Rauzan Segla shines in 2015.

2015 Canon, St-Emilion
Review Date: 06-01-2016
**One of the wines of the vintage** Incredible purity, rich and deep with a smooth core of black fruits, cassis, purple flowers, and chalky minerality from the limestone plateau. Intense, layered, and full bodied on the palate yet with restraint and tension. Very fine and all class.

2015 Alter Ego de Palmer, Margaux (1.5L)
Review Date: 05-19-2016
**Don’t Miss** Primary and saturated with intense cassis, framboise, fig paste, and light earth. Plush and full on the palate but very fresh. You are getting so much wine here for the price. Excellent.

2015 Les Pagodes de Cos, St-Estèphe
Review Date: 05-19-2016
Les Pagodes de Cos is the second wine of Cos d'Estournel grown from younger vines on the same terroir. Modern, round and ripe with dark red fruits, plum and mocha. Balanced and rich finish.

2015 Léoville-Barton, St-Julien
Review Date: 05-19-2016
**Don’t Miss** Classic, firm and intense with brooding dark fruits, brambly blackberry, coffee, and scorched earth. Excellent depth and old vine clarity. Solid.

2015 Léoville-Poyferré, St-Julien
Review Date: 05-19-2016
**One of the wines of the vintage** Savory with deep cherry, black currant and cassis with floral lift. This has an intense, polished and pliant mid-palate with iron minerality. My first and my last taste at the UGC St-Julien as this was a standout and tasted again at the Chateau with consistent notes.

2015 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac
Review Date: 05-18-2016
**Don’t Miss** Inky color. Deep, pure, and large scaled with black and blue fruits, exotic spice, and a firm but unctuous mid-palate with smoky oak. Moderate plus body with a long and intense finish. One for the cellar and will reward the patient.